ARRL – Rookie Roundup – RTTY Contest

Mission: To encourage newly-licensed operators (“Rookies”) in North America (including territories and possessions) to operate on the HF bands and experience competitive Amateur Radio operating. Experienced operators (“Non-Rookies”) are strongly encouraged to participate and help new operators – either on the air or in person.

Objective: Rookies exchange information with as many other stations as possible on the 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter HF bands.  Rookie entrants are encouraged to read “HF Contesting – Good Practices, Interpretations and Suggestions.”

For more information visit:  ARRL – Rookie Roundup – RTTY Contest page.

Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association – July Meeting (In Person and via Zoom)

The Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association hosts its Monthly General Meeting on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm local time. Everyone is invited. Contact Us for more information.

The Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association will be hosting its Monthly General Meetings in person and online via Zoom.  We meet on the Second Thursday of each month in the Tehachapi Police Departments Community Room.  The Tehachapi Police Department is located at 220 West C St, TehachapiCA 93561

For those wishing to join us online, please contact Dan Mason (AB6DM) via email at imprezaspeed@yahoo.com or ab6dm@arrl.net for the Zoom link and password.

We have a lot to discuss and we have several events coming up to tell you about.  Please join us and bring a friend or two.

Club Breakfast at Gracian’s Grill

Join us for the Tehachapi Amateur Radio Associations monthly breakfast at Gracian’s Grill in Tehachapi.  It’s a great opportunity to meet with friends and fellow “Ham” Radio operators from in and around the Tehachapi area.  Good food, great people, and awesome conversations.  Our monthly breakfast(s) have resumed and are held on the second (2nd) Saturday of every month at Gracian’s Grill at 8:30 am (PDT).  While an RSVP is not required, we’d love to know how many people can make it so that we can prepare the staff.  See you there and bring your appetite.  73’s!

“Just Because Net”

Have you checked out the “Just Because Net” yet? We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater.

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT.

The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish.

Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net.

We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects;

– Antennas
– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

Bear Valley Springs Emergency Radio Net (BVS ERT)

The Bear Valley Springs Emergency Radio Team (BVS ERT) consists of FCC-licensed amateur radio operators in Bear Valley Springs, Tehachapi City, and adjacent communities that volunteer their radio relay skills in the event of an emergency.  If you would like to participate or become a member of the team, join us on-air or via Echolink and wait for the call for “Guests” to check-in.  You will need to identify yourself with your call sign, first name, and whether or not you would be available if there was an actual emergency that night on the net.

The net is held every Sunday night at 7:00 pm (1900 hours) on the W6SLZ 2m Repeater. The repeater information is:  146.700(-), PL 123.0   (EMCOMM backup 145.580 simplex)

2022 Field Day

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill, and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933 and remains the most popular on ham radio.

The Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association will be hosting its Field Day 2022 event at the Brite Valley Aquatic Recreation Area (aka Brite Lake) located at 22902 Banducci Road, Tehachapi CA 93561 under Pavilion 3 (Southwest) corner of the lake.  Please use the gate code 2038398 to enter the park and make your way to Pavilion 3.

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“Just Because Net”

Have you checked out the “Just Because Net” yet? We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater.

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT.

The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish.

Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net.

We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects;

– Antennas
– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

“Just Because Net”

Have you checked out the “Just Because Net” yet? We hold an informal net every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm PDT just because. Visit and spend time with us, “On-Air”, on the W6SLZ 2m repeater.

Join us for the TARA Just Because Net Wednesday Nights at 1900 PDT.

The Net is held on the Bear Mountain W6SLZ repeater 146.700- MHz 123 Hz (PL). This is an informal Net started after Covid-19 to help us stay in contact with our fellow area Hams. NET Control usually calls for 3 check-ins at a time to start a round-robin discussion with a suggested topic. (Net control may choose to change this up if they like). Check-ins may discuss this topic or are encouraged to change the subject if they wish.

Membership in TARA is not required to participate in the Net.

We have had some great technical discussions in the past covering many subjects;

– Antennas
– Alternative Power
– ARES
– QRP
– Overlanding
– ConOps
– WinLink
– SOTA
– Virtual Expo
– FT-8
– DMR
– BioEnno Batteries
– Go Kits
– WinLink
– Our favorite toy stores
– Ham Equipment For Sale
– Requests for Help
– Solutions to problems
– NVIS

If you have a question about a mode of operation, equipment, or anything amateur radio-related subject; chances are this group can help or point you in the right direction.

Bear Valley Springs Emergency Radio Net (BVS ERT)

The Bear Valley Springs Emergency Radio Team (BVS ERT) consists of FCC-licensed amateur radio operators in Bear Valley Springs, Tehachapi City, and adjacent communities that volunteer their radio relay skills in the event of an emergency.  If you would like to participate or become a member of the team, join us on-air or via Echolink and wait for the call for “Guests” to check-in.  You will need to identify yourself with your call sign, first name, and whether or not you would be available if there was an actual emergency that night on the net.

The net is held every Sunday night at 7:00 pm (1900 hours) on the W6SLZ 2m Repeater. The repeater information is:  146.700(-), PL 123.0   (EMCOMM backup 145.580 simplexer